Since the MLB rosters expanded to 28 on Sept 1, we’ll expand the ASFBL rosters to 28 starting with next week’s lineups (max 14 pitchers). We’ll have lineups on the 20th, 27th, and Oct 2, and then the season ends on Oct 5. Playoff rosters must be trimmed back down to 26 (13 pitcher max). No waivers are relevant starting Oct 2. Thanks to Mark Chen for pointing out the Sept 1 roster expansion…that wasn’t included on the original list of rules changes and slipped my notice. Appreciate it, Mark!
And, I HAVE KILLED THE BUG. Did everything but call in an exterminator and leave traps laying around the code. But I think that AAA players who were traded and then promoted will stay with the correct fantasy team, although I will ask you all to be vigilant in letting me know if any sneak through…
It should not seem anti-climactic for a week to have a no-hitter in the wake of last week that saw TWO no-hitters and a cycle, so the fact that Julio Urias’ gem on 9/5/2022 against San Francisco was a perfect game should be impressive…The Atlanta Braves are on an 18-2 tear, which is amazing. They are paced by Austin Riley, who has 37 HR, and Max Fried, who has 18 wins. In fact, three Atlanta pitchers have 10 wins or more (Wright and Strider are the other 2)…and that’s making the most of the home-grown talent…the NL central is a race for the ages, with the Cardinals sneaking out by a half game on their 5-2 performance while the Brewers checked in at 5-3…the Cubs ran the table, and are currently tied for the 3rd wildcard spot with the Phillies…both of those teams are dangerous to the top of their divisions and in the playoffs…think I messed this up before, but Rick Wynne and the Dodgers are chasing his all-time win record of 113 that he set in 2019…he needs 8 more wins with 23 to go…Toronto and New York both sit at the top of the AL East but both had losing weeks as Boston went 5-1…they are +9 WOR and only 3 back for the divisional lead…the other awesome race is in the AL Central, where the Twins rode a 5-2 record to a 3-game lead in the AL Central…Guardians lead the actual division and are +1.5 WOR, but the Twins are a solid +9 WOR…the Minnesotans were pretty active this year with 9 trades that involved 4 teams…every trading partner was in the AL…Anaheim had the best record in the west at 4-2, although the big news in that division is Houston’s 10.5 game lead and the +21 WOR that Texas has put up…Seattle is back to being competitive and is 6-4 over the last 10…this is the time of the season where the spoiler wins make a big difference…
FEATS AND FAILURES
Willy Adames (Milwaukee) struck out 4 times (on 9/5/2022 against Colorado) Jake McCarthy (Washington) hit 6 RBI (on 9/5/2022 against St. Louis) Shohei Ohtani (New York (NYM)) struck out 11 batters (on 9/6/2022 against Pittsburgh) Joey Meneses (Texas) struck out 4 times (on 9/6/2022 against Houston) Cody Thomas (Oakland) struck out 4 times (on 9/6/2022 against Atlanta) Alex Bregman (Cleveland) had 5 hits (on 9/7/2022 against Kansas City) Stone Garrett (Arizona) had 5 hits (on 9/7/2022 against San Diego) Mike Minor (Cincinnati) struck out 11 batters (on 9/8/2022 against Chicago (CC)) Isan Diaz (San Francisco) struck out 4 times (on 9/9/2022 against Chicago (CC)) Jacob deGrom (New York (NYM)) struck out 19 batters (on 9/9/2022 against Miami) Jacob deGrom (New York (NYM)) threw a no-hitter! (on 9/9/2022 against Miami) Brandon Woodruff (Anaheim) struck out 12 batters (on 9/9/2022 against Houston) Tyrone Taylor (Milwaukee) struck out 4 times (on 9/9/2022 against Cincinnati) Buddy Kennedy (Arizona) struck out 4 times (on 9/9/2022 against Colorado) J.T. Realmuto (Toronto) struck out 4 times (on 9/10/2022 against Texas) Corey Dickerson (St. Louis) had 5 hits (on 9/11/2022 against Pittsburgh) Chad Pinder (Detroit) struck out 4 times (on 9/11/2022 against Kansas City) Nick Pratto (Kansas City) struck out 5 times (on 9/11/2022 against Detroit) Alfonso Rivas (Oakland) struck out 4 times (on 9/11/2022 against Chicago (CWS))